File:Charles Oman.png|thumb|right|Charles Oman in 1940
'''Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman''' Order of the British Empire|KBE
(12 January 1860 – 23 June 1946) was a British Military history|military historian
of the early 20th century. His reconstructions of medieval battles from the fragmentary and distorted accounts left by chroniclers were pioneering. Occasionally his interpretations have been challenged, especially his widely copied thesis that British troops defeated their Napoleonic opponents by firepower alone. Paddy Griffith
, among modern historians, claims that the British infantry's discipline and willingness to attack were equally important.
Oman was born in Muzaffarpur district
, British Raj|India
the son of a British planter, and was educated at Winchester College
and at Oxford University
, where he studied under William Stubbs
. In 1881 he was elected to a Prize Fellowship at All Souls...